Odisha Current Affairs, GK & News

What is Baliyatra?

Baliyatra made it into the Guinness World Record for making 22,000 paper boats in 35 minutes. The Guinness Record was created to raise global awareness about Cuttack’s Baliyatra. About Baliyatra Baliyatra literally means “voyage to Bali”. It is one of India’s largest open-air fairs. The festival commemorates the 2,000-year-old maritime and cultural links between the ..

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Odisha Government’s Jaga Mission

The Odisha Government and TATA Steel Foundation signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to implement the Jaga Mission across 5 municipal corporations in the state. What is Jaga Mission? The state government of Odisha launched the Jaga Mission in 2017. Also known as the Odisha Liveable Habitat Mission, it is the world’s largest slum titling ..

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Nuakhai agricultural festival begins in Odisha

Nuakhai is an annual harvest festival celebrated in Odisha. Celebrated a day after Ganesh Chaturthi, this festival is the most auspicious and important social festival in western Odisha. What happens in the Nuakhai Festival? In Nuakhai, Nua means new and Khai means food. The festival of Nuakhai is celebrated by the farmers of Odisha after ..

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Odisha: Siren project to alert Elephant movement

The Dhenkanal forest department in Odisha have planned to install automatic sirens near the national highway, in a bid to protect elephants from accidents. About Elephant Siren Project Under the Elephant Siren Project, Siren tower will be put in the elephant prone areas. These sensor-based sirens will start blaring, when elephants will cross the road ..

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Asurgarh Fortified Settlement

An advanced radiocarbon dating technique that has been conducted on the Asurgarh fort settlement in the Kalahandi district of Odisha has placed this settlement in the ninth century BC or the Iron Age. This makes the settlement 2,500-2,600 years older than Odisha’s oldest fortified settlement, the Sisupalgarh fort. Overview: Archaeologists have used the Accelerator Mass ..

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CEEW Study on Forest Fires

A study released by the Council on Energy, Environment and Water (CEEW) has found that in the past two decades the intensity and frequency of forest fires, as well as an increase in the number of months in which forest fires occur, have increased. Overview: The study is titled ‘Managing Forest Fires in a Changing ..

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